4526 36th Ave W, Seattle - $1,290,000
3710 SQ/FT - 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathroom, MLS #1483480
Gorgeous craftsman-style home located steps from Discovery Park and Ballard Locks in peaceful Magnolia. Relax in the spacious living room and dining room or gather in the beautiful kitchen remodel, designed for the chef with BlueStar and Venta-a-hood range-top. Enjoy summer barbecues on the deck or entertain in the adjoining family room. Upstairs is a huge master suite with 5-piece bath, gas fireplace, walk-in closet and office space. Three bedrooms on one level with large landing for extra space. Lower level with fourth bedroom, bathroom, and second family room is perfect for guests.
Dear Potential Buyer,
Welcome to our home! We've loved living here in Magnolia with our two kids and pup. And if it weren't for a job and family calling us away, we're sure this would have been our forever home.
The good news for you is that it can be yours! And in the event that you're interested, we wanted to share some of our favorite things about living here so that you can decide if this might be the right spot for you.
Location: Magnolia is a wonderful family-friendly pocket that feels quiet, quaint, and calm while still having great access to all of the amazing food and events that Seattle has to offer. We loved that we could easily go to Queen Anne and Ballard for kids' activities while still having a less than 15-minute commute to South Lake Union Most days.
And don't miss the Farmer's Market at the Magnolia Village on Saturdays in the summer. The street shuts down to host some of the best growers and producers in Seattle.
Neighborhood: This neighborhood is packed with kids and families. Every summer, they have a block party a few blocks over, which was the highlight of our 5-year-olds summers (seriously, he'd talk about them all year). The kids (and parents) also loved that we could easily walk over to Discovery Park for a hike that looped directly back to our house, a bike ride in one of the flat parking lots, or a play date at the newly remodeled Discovery Park playground. Our son insists that moving away from Discovery Park is the thing that he is most sad about.
Don't tell, but there's also a secret path to get to the Ballard Locks quickly. The kids loved adventuring there to look at the Salmon Ladder or watch the boats go through the locks. It's also a very pleasant walk to the Ballard Farmer's Market for anyone who's feeling ambitious.
Schools: While we never got the chance to start elementary school here, we've heard nothing but great things about Lawton Elementary. In addition, we loved being part of the Magnolia Cooperative Preschool family. Their teachers are amazing and they have a Multi-Age Classroom that acts as drop-in childcare which is the best deal around.
This kitchen is the thing, Amy, a chef by trade and for her family, will miss the most. We updated almost everything in it, so you get the benefit of a 1-year-old kitchen designed with function and beauty in mind. What's there to know about it? The Blue Star stove is one of the most powerful ones around. There are burners that you can wok cook in, just like in a professional kitchen, and it's easy to clean thanks to the removable burners and pull out trays underneath. To match the powerful burners we installed a Vent-a-Hood which has a unique design that enables it to handle lots of smoke while still being able to talk over. The island provides ample prep area and seating for your hungry audience. We found that we sat there more than anywhere else.
And you've probably noticed that there is ample cabinet space. We couldn't even fill it all up - and that's saying something! The big cabinet is the perfect pantry for a busy, hungry family and the drawers provided great storage for all of our cooking gear.
The Kraus stainless-steel sink was selected because it's both durable and super functional. We've been told that this brand stands up to years of heavy use. We paired it with a Moen touchless kitchen faucet...and not just because it's a great way to stump your guests. The touchless technology, once you get used to it, is perfect for the kitchen so that you don't have to touch your faucet controls with dirty hands.
We also found the layout of the kitchen very user-friendly. The dishwasher is a workhorse and can easily be loaded thanks to it's proximity to both the sink and stove. Don't miss the pull-out trashcans under the sink that keep everything nicely tucked away.
The French Doors we added in are also a huge upgrade. They let in a ton of light and are easy to open up to let in fresh air when it gets nice out. Don't miss the cool patterned tile that adds so much character and also keeps wet feet from entering onto the hardwood! (P.S. we had plans to put this tile near the front entryway as well but never got to it. There's more of this tile in the garage in case that's a project you'd like to undertake once the home is yours!)
We know this bathroom wallpaper is pretty bold! We actually recently spotted it in Hilary Duff's home tour, though, so it must be on-trend!
The family room was the hub of our home. We loved that the kids could play in here while we cooked or cleaned in the kitchen and we could easily see what they were up to. It's also tucked away from the entry, so you couldn't see the inevitable toy explosion right away.
The dining room was recently updated with new lighting to highlight the beautiful coffered ceilings and the counters that are perfect for serving buffet-style loved ones to your closest family and friends.
We loved that the living room could act as a separate, more formal adult space. The fireplaces in both the living room and the family room got regular use during Seattle winters and made the spaces feel so cozy.
The master suite is such an amazing spot to relax and unwind. Between the fireplace, jetted tub, spacious bathroom, and expansive closet, it's easy to feel right at home and also keep everything you need organized and tucked away. It really feels like a retreat - especially if you look out the windows near the closet to catch a view of the water.
The 4th bedroom downstairs has served as an ideal spot for hosting grandparents and family in a space that feels like their own. No need to worry about keeping your guests things out of the way or how long they're staying!
We loved using the rec room as our art room and gym space. but it would make a great entertaining space as well. These floors are ceramic composite, which is durable and water-resistant. There's more of it in the garage if you decide you want to finish out the basement area! Your pups are going to love that they can let themselves out into the yard via the built-in dog door. (It is magnetic so its really good at keeping cold air out. There's also a cover to close it up when you don't want your dogs running about).
The radiant floor heating is so clean. It’s great at keeping the house comfortable 24/7, it’s silent, and it doesn’t blow around dust or dog hair.
The house it also setup for the future with a smart door lock, smart thermostats on every level, pre-wired Ethernet throughout, and a smart smoke detector that you can disable from an app in the rare instance the Vent-a-Hood can’t handle what you are doing in the kitchen.